On Ensuring Lower Bounds of Negotiation Results

  • Otmar Görlitz
  • Ralf Neubert
  • Wolfgang Benn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)


Employing software agents in tasks of electronic commerce where monetary values are negotiated and possibly exchanged by the agents autonomously, rises the question about the reliability of the agents. A human client expects his authorized agent to perform its tasks stable, reliable and safe, i.e. the agent should neither crash nor behave unpredictable in unexpected situations. It should always pursue the best possible deal and should be highly immune against fraud. We have developed an intelligent, adaptive agent model for integrative negotiations and show the stability of the model’s behaviour, the reliability of guaranteed negotiation results and the insusceptibility against possible manipulations and fraud.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otmar Görlitz
    • 1
  • Ralf Neubert
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Benn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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